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Gerri Detweiler

Director of Consumer Education, Credit.com |  In Personal Finance, Managing Debt

Gerri Detweiler is Credit.com’s Director of Consumer Education. She focuses on helping people understand their credit and debt, and writes about those issues, as well as financial legislation, budgeting, debt recovery and savings strategies. She is also the co-author of Debt Collection Answers: How to Use Debt Collection Laws to Protect Your Rights, and Reduce Stress: Real-Life Solutions for Solving Your Credit Crisis as well as host of TalkCreditRadio.com.

Can Posting Bail Hurt Your Credit?

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Can Posting Bail Hurt Your Credit?

Can Posting Bail Hurt Your Credit?

It’s spring, and that means spring break, graduation season and perhaps a bit of reckless behavior parents hadn’t expected. If you get a 2 a.m. phone call — the good news that your kid is not in the hospital, the bad news that he needs bail money — what’s a sleepy, startled parent to do?… Read More

What Is My Real Credit Score?

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What Is My Real Credit Score?

What Is My Real Credit Score?

If you care about your credit, then you know your credit score can have a huge impact on what you pay in interest for credit cards, mortgages, personal loans and more. Beyond that, a credit score will likely determine whether or not you qualify for a loan to begin with. It’s no wonder that more… Read More

Could Not Paying a Debt Land You in Jail?

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Could Not Paying a Debt Land You in Jail?

Could Not Paying a Debt Land You in Jail?

After allegedly cashing the same checks more than once (by phone and in person), four Georgia football players were recently charged with theft by deception. It’s a crime that can result in fines or even jail time, depending on state law and the severity of the offense. Some debt collectors are using the threat of… Read More

Can You Consolidate Your Debt With Bad Credit?

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Can You Consolidate Your Debt With Bad Credit?

Can You Consolidate Your Debt With Bad Credit?

When you’re struggling with debt, you look for any lifeline you can find. A debt consolidation loan may be one of them. But can you get one when you need it? A Credit.com blog reader asks: Are there any second-chance lenders and debt consolidation loans/investors out there w/low rates for folks with really bad and… Read More

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